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Amazon S3: Console Enhancements and Import/Export of 8TB Devices

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I’ve got two items that will be of interest to Amazon S3 users: console support for RRS notifications, and AWS Import/Export support for 8TB devices.

Console Support for RRS

A couple of months ago I blogged about the integration between Amazon S3 and Amazon SNS. This integration allows S3 to send a notification to an SNS topic if an object stored with Reduced Redundancy Storage is lost. You can now enable this feature for an S3 bucket by selecting Properties on the bucket’s right-click menu:

Then you select the Notifications tab, enable notifications, and enter the name of an SNS topic:

AWS Import/Export Support for 8 TB Devices

The AWS Import/Export Service now supports devices with capacities of up to 8 Terabytes, reducing the number of devices needed for large data transfers. We’ve been working a lot with the LaCie 4big Quadra:

We are also interested in speaking with users of even larger devices such as the Micronet 10TB Platinum RAID SATA and the Data Robotics Drobo S. If you are interested in using a device that can hold more than 8 TB, please contact us at

— Jeff;

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.